Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 18, 2011


Another great week. Last Tuesday and Wednesday I was in Cordoba! It wasn't Cordoba, Argentina, Dad, but I was pretty excited to go there. Elder Stanley and I went there for exchanges with Elder Stowell and Elder Hales who are serving there. We went and saw "La Mesquita" which is similar to "La Alhambra" in Granada. Both were built during the time when the Moors, the Muslims from North Africa and other parts of the Mediterranean, ruled southern Spain (about 700-1500 A.D.). You can search more information online, probably more accurate too, but it was really cool to see. When the Catholic church came, and the kings of northern Spain came down and conquered it again, they turned La Mesquita into a cathedral of sorts, and they still use it today.

This week was filled with more experiences and opportunities to grow. I have felt the Lord's love and guidance as I try to overcome weaknesses and difficulties through His atonement. The Holy Ghost leads and guides and teaches us to know what and how we can change. He guides us into all truth. He guides us to the source of all truth, that is, God. We learn of Him and begin to have faith in Him, and in his Son, Jesus Christ. This week is a special time, and an especially important time to study, ponder, and meditate on the infinite and eternal atonement of our Lord. The April issue of the Ensign has great talks that will help us do that. I especially recommend "The Purifying Power of Gethsemane" by Bruce R. McConkie. But also, our own personal study of the scriptures will give us opportunities to be taught by the Spirit. It is a beautiful thing to experience.

I know that my Redeemer lives. He is the light and life of the world. His love is infinite. His law is eternal. Through that love, through His atonement, and obedience to His law, the restored gospel, we will find peace and hope in joy in this life, and the life to come.

Elder Fagersten

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